Posted on: 18 November 2015 by Ross McSweeny
From 15 March 2016, Virgin America will start operating three times daily roundtrip flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Denver International Airport (DEN).Virgin America will operate the route with Airbus A320 family aircraft, becoming the only airline serving the route with two classes of service on every flight.“Denver is of course a world-class leisure travel destination, but its booming high-tech economy has also made it the number one requested destination by our Silicon Valley-based corporate clients,” explained Virgin America’s president and CEO, David Cush. “We hope that our upscale product and friendly service will help keep travellers more comfortable en route to the Mile High City – but with features like fleet-wide WiFi and power outlets at every seat, we also hope to keep them more productive when flying between two of the West's largest innovation centres. We're looking forward to bringing a breath of fresh airline competition to this important market and to building strong community ties with the City of Denver and State of Colorado.”The three daily flights will depart SFO at 08:15, 13:45 and 18:00, landing in DEN at 11:45, 17:15 and 21:30 respectively. The return leg from DEN to SFO will take off at 07:00 (except for Sundays), 12:30 and 18:00 (except for Saturdays), arriving back at SFO for 08:50 (except for Sundays), 14:20 and 19:50 (except for Saturdays) respectively. All times given are local.Virgin America's new Denver service is a part of the airline's strategic growth as it takes delivery of ten new Airbus A320s between now and mid-2016. Earlier this month, the airline launched service to Honolulu, Oahu which will expand to Kahului, Maui starting on 3 December 2015.